Free Press Journal
  • Gene Wilder, star of ‘Willy Wonka,’ dies at 83

    Los Angeles: Gene Wilder, who became Hollywood’s one of the most iconic comic actors with his delightfully funny performances in films directed by Mel Brooks has died. He was 83.

  • Brazil’s president proclaims innocence at impeachment trial

    Brasilia: Brazil’s suspended president proclaimed her innocence, branding her vice president a “usurper” and warning senators that history would judge them harshly if they ousted a democratically elected leader on false charges.

  • IS buried thousands in 72 mass graves

    Sinjar Mountain contains six burial sites and the bodies of more than 100 people, sometimes of one single family

  • Badho Bahu to break size-zero obsession on TV

    In a country where Indian TV soap operas for years have focussed only on kitchen politics and ‘saas-bahu’ dramas, a new show titled “Badho Bahu” will tell a story of a plus-size woman and her dreams of marriage. The show, which was launched here on Tuesday, will feature “Bigg Boss 9” fame Prince Narula and debutante Rytasha Rathore, who will be playing a 100 kg girl named Komal.

  • Comedian Kapil Sharma’s big fat paycheck

    They say that making people laugh is no laughing matter. The same seems to hold true for the kind of moolah, Kapil Sharma, the king of comedy is commanding in recent times. As per reports, he makes around Rs 60-80 lakhs per day for The Kapil Sharma Show.

  • Shilpa open to do mummy roles in films

    At a time when actresses shy away from playing mother on screen, Shilpa Shetty has no qualms in doing such roles. “Of course, I would be okay playing a mother’s role. Why not? I am a mother; I won’t have any problem in playing one.

  • In an era of realistic films, Karan manages to capture emotions

    Udta Punjab, Neerja, Sultan and many other films have floored the audience this year with the realism in them. It can only be someone like Karan Johar who can break trends and at the same time manage to garner the attention with his films. Known for his portrayal of love stories and family relations, Karan has come up with yet another love story.

  • Climate change makes plants less thirsty

    Washington: Plants will be less thirsty as carbon dioxide levels rise in the atmosphere, which may drastically reduce the extent of droughts due to climate change, a new study has found. As humans pump carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and global temperatures rise, a major issue is how much fresh water will be available for people, forests and agriculture, says PTI.

  • Apple sends out invite for iPhone 7 launch event

    San Francisco: US tech giant Apple has reportedly sent out invites to selected media to cover the launch of the much-awaited iPhone 7 here on September 7. According to Forbes, the mega event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium will unveil the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus smartphones, along with the next-generation Apple Watch, says IANS.

  • Facebook promoted fake news on Trending Topics

    New York: Social networking giant Facebook is facing the music over a fake story that it promoted on the Trending Topics feature over the last weekend, according to IANS.  The Facebook review team approved the news story about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly which claimed the news channel had fired Kelly for “backing Hillary (Clinton)”.

  • Patients operated on at night twice more likely to die

    Toronto: Patients who undergo surgery during the night may be twice more likely to die than those operated on during regular working hours, a new study has claimed. Patients operated on later in the working day or in the early evening also have a higher mortality risk, according to researchers from McGill University in Canada, reports PTI.